When Your Shoulder Is Out of Joint

Older adults who dislocate a shoulder can damage the rotator cuff.

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If you fall onto your shoulder or your arm gets yanked too hard, you can dislocate a shoulder. Its usually painful, and you may notice that your arm is out of place. How a shoulder dislocation is treated and how urgently you need to seek treatment will depend on what happens when the ball pops out of the socket.
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